Saturday, March 25, 2006

BC on Autism Episode 9: Who are these people? (mov)

Watch the video

Just a quick look at some sites while I'm wondering about what goes into a blog, specifically the who and why. While it seems obvious that beliefs are interfering with objective analysis, it is also apparent that there are more than one way to interpret iffy or gray-area results. But what baffles me is the outright extremism that is nonchalantly expressed by some. Whatever.


At 3/26/2006 2:24 AM, Blogger Autism Diva said...

Hi BC,

Autism Diva is just your average Diva. The lightening rod thing probably has something to do with the tiara.


Who is this BC guy? Whoever he is he's pretty smart and his blog has had some good discussions on it, too. Where would we be without the explanations of heavy duty biochemistry that you share so nicely with video.

At 3/27/2006 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finally gave in after five years and downloaded Quicktime in order to see this. It was worth it!

At 4/10/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Kristjan Wager said...

Your comment about seeing the same people comment on the different blogs is quite right. I don't read all the autism blogs every day, or some times even every week, but every time I come back, I recognize at least 95% of the commenters.

At 5/12/2006 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting. First time I have ever watched one of these movie bits...and I note that you ask, "Who are these people, and why are they doing this?"

In my case, I just wanted to help combat the rampant misinformation that seems to proliferate on the Web regarding autism and the spectrum. I read some of the completely ridiculous outside claims as to what people thought it must be like to be autistic -- and realized how completely off-base many of those observations were.

I was somewhat shocked, for instance, to discover how many people just didn't have any idea about sensory issues -- that maybe the reason one's kid is having a fit in the mall is because the crowds and lights are bothering her. Or because her socks are too scratchy. Things like that. And the notion that we're all sick or suffering (not true at all).

And a lot of baseless assumptions about "how autistic people think" including a sort of amazement at the fact that we think at all. So I figured I had something of a responsibility, as an autistic person with Web access and an interest in neurology and ethics, to help fight ignorance with information and analysis.

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